Bluefield, Va. – Shawnee State baseball extended their winning streak to three games on Tuesday, sweeping Bluefield College (Va.) 3-1 in game one and 6-2 in game two.
The Bears would need a rally in the top of the sixth inning in game one to overcome a 1-0 deficit. Christian Helton (SO/Lexington, Ky.) would lead off the inning with a single, and would reach third on Brandon Reaman (SR/Dayton, Ohio)'s double. Sam Gerhold (JR/Shelton, Washington) would hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Helton. Chase Thurber (SO/Andover, Ohio) would then blast a two-run home run to left field to give Shawnee State the 3-1 winning margin they would hold.
Kyle Agius (SR/Riverview, Mich.) would throw two innings of scoreless relief, allowing only one hit to get the win. Bluefield starter Roswel Rasario would allow three runs on six hits and strike out six in seven innings to take the loss. Jesse James (JR/Grayson, Ky.) threw a scoreless ninth to earn the save.
Brandon Reaman would get Shawnee State off and running in game two by hitting a solo home run in the top of the first. The 1-0 lead would stand until Shawnee State would explode for five runs in the top of the fourth. Blake Marshall (SO/Lexington, Ky.) and Cameron Reaman (FR/Dayton, Ohio) would both hit one-out singles to put two runners on, and Matt Dvorscak (JR/Whiting, Ind.) would walk. Nick Rose (SO/Olentangy, Ohio) would then get the big hit of the inning, crushing a grand slam to right. Andrew Dito (SR/Loraine, Ohio) would then hit a bases loaded single to drive in Brandon Reaman to give Shawnee State a 6-0 lead.
Bluefield would get back two runs in the bottom half of the fourth. Boby Mena would score on a single by Hunter Burnette. Shawnee State would then allow Erik Williams to score on a Matt Ferreira groundout, and would stifle the Bluefield lineup from there to earn the win.
Michael Wisenberger would throw one inning of scoreless relief to get the win. Jesus Roldan allowed five runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings to take the loss.
The wins improve Shawnee State's record to 11-28 on the season. Bluefield falls to 22-19.
Shawnee State baseball are back in action on Friday, April 14th for the start of a three game series with #25 Cumberlands (Ky.). First pitch for Friday's game is set for 3:00pm.